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Re: blotting

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: blotting
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2002 14:13:11 +0100

address@hidden writes:
> > Note that the blotting does work more or less at 600 dpi -- run
> > 
> >   mf "\nonstopmode; mode:=ljfive; input;"
> >   gftodvi feta20.600gf
> This is very odd.
> If you use ljfour instead of ljfive it does not work at all (i.e. no roundings
> at all)
> Does anybody have an explanation of this?

Yes.  MF includes a hinting system that provides definitions that
differ per printer, so as to give the best results on those printers.
It's time to buy the MF book, and figure out how it works, because

> .45pt#; the corners got perfect (one pixel missing) on both ljfour and ljfive
> in 600dpi, and I hereby suggest to increases the blot_diameter to .45pt.

might still fail on other printers.


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